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HOUSTON, April 11 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) and the United Steelworkers union (USW) satisfied on Monday to seek out an conclude to a a few-week-old strike by 500 workers at the firm’s Richmond, California, refinery, a union official said.
B.K. White, 1st vice president of USW Regional 12-5, reported the union had received a proposal from the firm and was making ready a reply.
Chevron spokesperson Tyler Kruzich did not reply to a request for remark.
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Monday’s assembly is the 1st face-to-facial area discussion in between the two sides in two weeks.
Chevron has continued running the 245,271-barrel-for each-day (bpd) with supervisors and supervisors but has started promoting for short term substitute staff in ads placed on the internet.
The adverts list shell out of $70 an hour for the short-term substitute workers who will be employed for up to five months, according to the ads.
“Our personnel functioning onsite are getting compensated appropriately for their time and experience,” Kruzich stated prior to the assembly involving the two sides.
The countrywide normal shell out for a union refinery employee after four several years is about $45 an hour, the USW has said.
“They are throwing income at the scabs attempting to break our union,” White stated.
Retirees, previous staff members and current graduate of approach operations courses are among the these commonly recruited to be temporary replacement workers.
The strike began following the Nearby 12-5 2 times turned down agreement features from Chevron.
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Reporting by Erwin Seba Modifying by Sandra Maler
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